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Motivations

All characters choose 3 personal motivations. These are memes, in the form of ideologies or goals, which your character is pursuing. These may be as specific “undermine the local triad boss” or as broad as “promote hypercapitalism,” and they may be short term or long term. Some sample motivations are provided below. You should work with your gamemaster when choosing your motivations, as they can be used to propel the storyline forward and specific scenarios can be constructed around your character’s goals. Some of your character’s motivations may change later (see Changing Motivation, p. 152). Motivations will help your character regain Moxie (p. 122) and earn extra Rez Points during gameplay (p. 384). Motivations should be listed on your character sheet as a single term or short phrase, along with a + or – symbol to denote whether they support or oppose it. For example, “+Fame” would indicate that your character seeks to become a famous media personality, whereas “–Reclaim Earth” means that your character opposes the goal of reclaiming Earth. 

Example Motivations

Alien Contact
Anarchism
Artistic Expression
Bioconservatism
Education
Exploration
Fame
Fascism
Hedonism
Hypercapitalism
Immortality
Libertarianism
Martian Liberation
Morphological Freedom
Nano-ecology
Open Source
Personal Career
Personal Development
Philanthropy
Preservationism
Reclaiming Earth
Religion
Research
(AI/Infomorph/Pod/Uplift) Rights
(AI/Infomorph/Pod/Uplift) Slavery
Socialism
Techno-Progressivism
Vengeance
Venusian Sovereignty
Wealth



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